Hello Alaska! (Part 3 of “How we made a loser year end like a winner with trips to Hawaii and Alaska”)


This is the third in a series. Welcome back if you have read the first two blogs and for those who haven’t, you may wish to first check out Part 1 and 2 here.
Now to continue the story…

Nothing seemed more apropos on how to end a year that was “not stellar” than to see the Northern Lights. So, Alaska was the third of three stops on our journey to throw 2016 a “good-bye party”. By now we are “supercharged” to switch gears from being in a tropical climate to one that could be freezing.

Reflections and Lessons: #NeverForget is the hashtag – but have we?


I write this with a heart that is still so heavy with sadness for those who have lost their loved ones as a result of the terrorist acts on September 11th. Yet, I wonder if others are thinking of today more as “Football Sunday” vs. a day of remembrance? Have we forgotten about how we all promised to “come together”, “help each other” and #NeverForget the lessons of September 11, 2001?

Ouch my aching back!


Have you ever reached for an object and then exclaimed “Oh No!” because your back immediately went in to spasm?

Have you ever sneezed and then spent the rest of your day trying to get relief from the intense pain that one little “ahh-choo” caused you?

Have you ever gardened, indulged in some home repair task, picked up a baby, or flinched and had what seemed like an ordinary action result in incapacitating pain? The kind where you crawl in to a chair or can’t seem to do the simplest of activities.

If you said YES to one or more of the above – welcome to the club!

The OMG – I have back pain club!